So you’ve decided to straighten your hair? Perhaps you need a break from your tired almost curled look? Or maybe you want to break into something new like a sleek and straight cut or a simple yet modern straight styling?
You’re in luck.
With any of the many technologies available today there are numerous options to straighten your hair even if you have the most stubborn curls at the moment.
You may decide that you want to select one of the many electric heat-activated hair straighteners on the market. These powerful little hair appliances allow you to straighten your hair within the comfort of your own home. You will be free to experiment with different techniques and styles right in front of your own mirror.
These units are relatively affordable with prices starting at as little as $30. Keep in mind though, as with so many things, that you’ll have to pay more for quality. A better hair straightening iron will cost closer to $100 with prices as high as $500 for a professional quality unit! Don’t despair though, most inexpensive units will be sufficient for those who will only be tackling the task of straightening their locks on an occasional basis rather than a daily routine. Before dropping cold, hard cash on an untested unit it can be advisable to read one of the many review sites found online to see what other users have to say about the hair iron you may be considering.
If you would prefer a more permanent option, chemical straightening may be what you’re looking for. Keep in mind though that a chemical hair straightener may do damage to your hair or scalp if used repeatedly. Even with sporadic use the chemicals contained in hair straightening treatments may be harsh or irritate the skin. That’s not to say they aren’t worth using- many people have found them to be a reliable and simple way to achieve the look they are searching for. If you are uncertain about their application, or feel awkward using a chemical treatment for the first time, it may be advisable to consult your local salon rather than risk damage to your hair by struggling on your own. Your hair is not something most women want to experiment with!
Regardless of your decision, there are many safe and reliable ways to change your look. Keep in mind that you may need to pay a bit more for a quality product and when in doubt- consult a professional!